My Digital Diary

June 21, 2007

Dalit attacked for touching water pump in Rajasthan

Filed under: India, News — nitin @ 12:23 pm

This the the shameful incident in the so called “emerzing, developing country like india.This country has so many social evils all in the names of religion and no one can eradicate this so easily…the victims are the backwards who dont even have basic living rights to survive ………A trageic Story

JAIPUR: A Dalit man approaching a community water pump would not have imagined what crime he was about to commit. But as he washed his hands, a group of people came down upon him, beat him up and also filed a police complaint against him.

Ramlal, 40, sustained three fractures in his hands on Sunday as the mob beat him up with sticks and iron rods for touching the pump, in Takholi village in Tonk district, over 100 km from here..

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4 Comments »

  1. this is very very sad….i only hope some day such things will be eradicated from the country.. i have also heard of another interesting story… there is a woman hand pump mechanic in UP.. she is a dalit woman and since she can repair these pumps even gets treated well and received in so called “upper class” brahmins house as well as the head of the village.. a friend of mine had even made a documentary which included that story…

    Comment by Sivakumar Jayaraman — June 28, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  2. i just want to say that such news shud not be heard / seen in modern india..indians should keep there caste ..creed aside and move towards development..helping eachother and taking country to new heights..

    Such acts only brings shame to us..

    Comment by nitinrohidas — June 28, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  3. Whatever you say, it’s never gonna change unless ..

    1.) Every single person takes it seriously.
    or
    2.) Strict laws n rules force people to take it seriously.

    The first option toh hone se raha !!

    Comment by Anup — June 28, 2007 @ 1:19 pm

  4. *
    Plight of 250 million Dalits and Tribals in India

    Human Rights Watch Report:
    http://reddit.com/goto?id=1ngkj

    US Congress resolution:
    http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/may/03touch.htm

    They are are living inhumanely, facing torture, arbitrary arrest and extra-judicial execution, every day in India.

    Government of India is manipulating them by publicizing to the rest of the world a number of constitutional provisions to Dalits and Tribals.

    The solution is to
    1. Revoke Poona Pact, Dalits and Tribals had with the British Government and give separate statehood to them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poona_Pact

    2. Immediately deposit $3700 USD (India’s Purchasing Power Parity Rate) per year in every Dalit and Tribal
    bank account whether they work or not.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaranteed_minimum_income#Examples_of_implementation

    Comment by known — July 14, 2007 @ 1:48 pm


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